Vian is 3 years old which is the minimum age required in this family to be eligible for big boy underwear. So naturally, we started potty training him this week.
He's come a long way since Monday and it is going very well. He does get frustrated by the inconvenience of having to stop playing just to empty his bladder. This morning he declared "I need to wear diapers or else I'm not going to eat anymore!".
A hunger strike! I guess reading all those books about Gandhi is having an effect on him.
I sometimes share clean adult jokes that are too clever for a 2 year old to grasp. Sometimes it is fun to see the confused look on his face when he sees me cracking up on my own jokes. Yes, I laugh at my own jokes, moving on.
We're hanging out at a coffee shop and I start with the setup for a great joke.
Me: Vian, did you know that humans eat more bananas than monkeys?
Vian: What? They eat monkeys?
Me: LOL!! Way to ruin the punchline man.
We are at the dining table. I take out the croissant from the bag and place it on a plate in front of Vian.
Vian: Appa, what kind of "cossant" is it?
Me: It's a plain croissant, Vian.
Vian: No. It's a bum-bum "cossant".
Vian: Look it (pointing to his misshapen croissant that looks like a butt).
You win this round, Vian.
This happened a few weeks ago. The kids are having a funtime playing with their mom. I enter the room, which usually sets off the anxiety for Vian.
Vian: I don't need you, appa.
Yoshi: That's not very nice.
Vian: Go away, appa.
Yoshi: Can you say something nice to appa?
Vian: Appa, can you pleeease go away?
Me: Thank you! That's much better.